By Kelsey Murray
If you like the ease and convenience of bagged salads, you might want to think twice before reaching for a bag in your local grocery store. Apparently, a producer of bagged salads recently realized that their products may be contaminated with salmonella and has now issued a recall to remove the contaminated products from store shelves.
Taylor Farms Retail of California recalled 3,265 cases of bagged salads. The recall was prompted by a random test of a bag of spinach that was prepared by the company. Taylor Farms Retail voluntarily recalled the bagged salads, which were distributed in 15 states, including Arizona, Colorado, Florida, New York, Texas, and Washington.
The contaminated salads include several blends that were released by the Fresh Selection, H-E-B, Marketside, and Taylor Farm brand names. These products have expiration dates between October 18 and 21.
According to the FDA, salmonella can cause serious infections in young children and the elderly. Those with weakened immune systems can also experience serious complications from ingesting the bacteria. Healthy people can experience a variety of symptoms, such as fever, vomiting, and diarrhea. So far, there have not been any illness linked to this particular recall.
October 21st, 2011